barbie long term long distance low commitment casual girlfriend catchphrase and meme depicting a tweet and screenshot from the 2023 barbie movie.

Long Term, Long Distance, Low Commitment, Casual Girlfriend

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Updated Jul 27, 2023 at 01:02PM EDT by Zach.

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About

Long Term, Long Distance, Low Commitment, Casual Girlfriend is a quote uttered by the character Ken (played by Ryan Gosling) from the Barbie movie that became a catchphrase online after the release of the film in July 2023. The quote was often shared as self-deprecation by women who felt they'd been in a similar romantic situation or as a way to express affection for a fictional character.

Origin

In a scene in the 2023 Barbie movie, Ken proposes that Barbie become his "long-term long-distance low-commitment casual girlfriend." The line resonated with viewers of the film, and it first appeared online on July 20th, 2023.[1] However, it began going viral on July 22nd, 2023, the day after the film's premiere in theaters. That day, Twitter user @megancoyne23[2] posted a Euphoria meme about how she found the line relatable, gaining over 9,600 retweets and 113,000 likes in four days (shown below).


Megan Coyne @megancoyne23 when i heard "long term long distance low commitment casual girlfriend" in the Barbie movie 3:39 PM Jul 22, 2023 Wait. Is this f------ play about us? HBO

Spread

Over the following days, the catchphrase spread on Twitter in a variety of ways. Minutes after megancoyne23's post on July 22nd, 2023, Twitter user @bandarmoment[3] joked that a one-sided relationship could be called the phrase, gaining over 16,000 retweets and 90,000 likes in four days (shown below, left). The same day, user @mujhemaardo[4] posted, "need to be someone’s long term long distance low commitment casual girlfriend," gaining over 600 retweets and 3,700 likes in four days (shown below, right).


bombay bandar @bandarmoment long term long distance low commitment casual girlfriend @laeswrld Jul 21 what do you call a one-sided situationship 3:42 PM Jul 22, 2023 ... aphrodite @mujhemaardo need to be someone's long term long distance low commitment casual girlfriend 5:33 AM Jul 22, 2023 ...

The term also spread on TikTok where users also expressed that they felt the line relatable to their lived experiences. For example, on July 25th, TikToker gpfavi posted one such example, gaining over 90,000 likes in a day (shown below, left). The same day, user @floooooooooooooo0oo posted a similar TikTok, gaining over 93,000 likes in a similar timeframe (shown below, right).

@gpvafi no cause that triggered me ngl #barbie #barbiemovie #ken #justken ♬ original sound – RA10

@floooooooooooooo0oo

i have been thinking about this film for 3 days straight i have barbie brain rot

♬ original sound – RA10

Various Examples

@sabv8 long-term, long-distance, low-commitment, casual girlfriend material 😎🎀 #barbie #barbiemovie #kenergy ♬ I’m Just Ken – Ryan Gosling

@ifimagoodperson every man feels so utterly safe in my presence. they roll over and show me their soft underbelly. they give me a map of their weakest spots. they beg me to hold them and to listen to their biggest dreams, saying they see me with them. how come i always end up being the one gutted? #waitingroom #waitingroomphoebebridgers #phobebridgers #barbie #barbiemovie #longtermlongdistancelowcommitmentcasualgirlfriend #situationship #delusional #pf603 #fypシ #fyp #trending #foryoupage #viral ♬ original sound – ⭐️
best of little women @bestlittlewomen she's my long term long distance low commitment casual girlfriend Barbie 0:12 From @gerwigbarbie ⠀ lara @belovedlecter they're long term long distance low commitment casual murder husbands 8:29 AM Jul 25, 2023 . : ali @strangeluvz long term long distance low commitment casual boyfriends :

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External References

[1] Twitter – Achela12

[2] Twitter – @megancoyne23

[3] Twitter – bandarmoment

[4] Twitter – mujhemaardo

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